Mushrooms for Movies

Mushrooms for Movies

In this interview, Hamilton Pevec tells the story of his start-up enterprise: Hamilton’s Mushroom Extracts. Combining his interests in mycology with media content making, Hamilton is growing a business that that is supported by both communities of interest as well as...

Another Bachrun LoMele Burn Pile

Another Bachrun LoMele Burn Pile

(From Bachrun LoMele) Hello Friends, The latest iteration of Burn Pile is now open at College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California. The epidemic will surprise your wings is appearing at COS’s Art Gallery (see details below) from today until October 7. ...

Fayra Teeters Joins SICA-USA Board

Fayra Teeters Joins SICA-USA Board

Fayra Teeters (Board Member since August 14, 2022.) I was opened in Subud on April 16, 1969 in Berkeley, CA – Risa Toor, Vivana Brody, & Roukmini House were the attending Helpers. (Was I lucky, or what??) I was 21 at the time & going through a crisis...

Paul Nelson Steps Down as SICA-USA Chair

Paul Nelson Steps Down as SICA-USA Chair

On August 14, 2022 I told the board of SICA-USA that I was stepping down as Chair and recommending Rosana Schutte to take over. From the minutes of the organization’s August 14, 2022 board meeting: Paul explained that after 4+ years as Secretary and then Chair...

Discovering Varindra Vittachi’s “Between the Guns”

Discovering Varindra Vittachi’s “Between the Guns”

From Oswald Norton: An Important Book on Varindra Vittachi’s time in UNICEF available in Subud WSA Archives  When I was researching Sofyan Brugger’s life and his relationship with Varindra Vittachi, I read, in Varindra’s New York Times September 1993...

Farrah Karapetian Interview

Farrah Karapetian Interview

An amazing exhibit by Farrah Karapetian is open until October 23, 2022 at the Wende Museum in Culver City, California. What was once a 20 square foot aluminum guard house in East Berlin, has been transformed into an art installation call Light Guard House at the Wende...

Evan Padilla Has Died

Evan Padilla Has Died

After a freak accident at his Kirkland, Washington home on August 1, 2022, Evan Padilla passed away at 8:30pm Saturday, August 13 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington, due to a traumatic brain injury suffered in the fall. He is survived by his wife Annie,...

Dahlan Foah Concert Audio

Dahlan Foah Concert Audio

From Dahlan Foah: Hi Dear Paul, We’ve been swamped.  But here is:   Here is the link to the recording of the first half of the Spivey Hall Gala Concert – June 22, 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yr1dNM5h-8   Here is the link to the recording of the second...

Bustami’s Peaches & Jano’s Chutney

Bustami’s Peaches & Jano’s Chutney

Just in time for August, Latifah Taormina sends this: Hi Paul, Here’s some news from the VISTA group in Southern CA.  The article I mention below is written by newly opened member, Jano Nightengale, a regular columnist for the local Coast News. She’s all...

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Another Bachrun LoMele Burn Pile

Another Bachrun LoMele Burn Pile

(From Bachrun LoMele) Hello Friends, The latest iteration of Burn Pile is now open at College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California. The epidemic will surprise your wings is appearing at COS’s Art Gallery (see details below) from today until October 7. ...

Evan Padilla Has Died

Evan Padilla Has Died

After a freak accident at his Kirkland, Washington home on August 1, 2022, Evan Padilla passed away at 8:30pm Saturday, August 13 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington, due to a traumatic brain injury suffered in the fall. He is survived by his wife Annie,...

Dahlan Foah Concert Audio

Dahlan Foah Concert Audio

From Dahlan Foah: Hi Dear Paul, We’ve been swamped.  But here is:   Here is the link to the recording of the first half of the Spivey Hall Gala Concert – June 22, 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yr1dNM5h-8   Here is the link to the recording of the second...

Zoomuse Poems for Peace (June 16, 2022)

Zoomuse Poems for Peace (June 16, 2022)

The Zoomuse Poems for Peace series completes its first year of readings by presenting Claudia Castro Luna, a former Poet Laureate of the state of Washington and author of the new book Cipotla Under the Moon. That Claudia is a refugee from the Salvadoran Civil War...

Zoomuse Poems for Peace

Zoomuse Poems for Peace

Ann Graham Walker is the next Zoomuse Poems for Peace featured reader on Thursday, May 19 at 11am PDT/ 2pm EDT. She has written some amazing poems about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Visit our SICA Zoomuse Poems for Peace page. This series is a collaboration with...

ZoomMuse Poems for Peace reading on Thursday 21 April

ZoomMuse Poems for Peace reading on Thursday 21 April

When Adelia MacWilliam, Andrew Hall and I re-focused Zoomuse as Poems for Peace last September, we had no idea Europe would be plunged into war the way it has two months ago by Russia’s invasion and genocide in Ukraine. This month on Zoomuse Poems for peace we...

From Dahlan Roberto Foah (More Details)

From Dahlan Roberto Foah (More Details)

Save the Date: JUNE 22, 2022, 8:00 PM. Location will be announced very soon. David Schepps, Cello Kenn Wagner, Violin The Atanta Musicians’ orchestra. Featuring the World Premiere of ‘Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario’ – a concerto for violin, cello...

Subud Archives Interviews in Seattle

Subud Archives Interviews in Seattle

What a remarkable weekend it was March 4-6, 2022 as the Subud Archives interview project began in earnest in Seattle. Along with Benjamin Boyce your humble narrator had the huge privilege of discussing how longtime members found Subud, became members and articulated...

Poems for Peace Video of Sharon Thesen

Poems for Peace Video of Sharon Thesen

YouTube video of Sharon Thesen’s SICA ZoomMuse Poems for Peace poetry reading held on January 20, 2022. This event is part of a monthly series of ZoomMuse Poetry Reading of Poems for Peace, co-sponsored by SICA-USA and SICA Canada. On February 18, 2022 at 11am...

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